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StopGap Consultant

Ellie Somers

Marketing & Brand Executive

The Serious Bit

Ellie has been living in Sydney for 4+ years and has been part of the Stopgap team since mid-2015. She grew up between Toronto, Canada and Columbus, Ohio and after graduating from the University of Western Ontario with a degree in Comparative Literature & Culture she decided to explore opportunities abroad. 

Ellie’s marketing experience extends from taking part in experiential campaigns with some of Canada’s largest beer brands, assisting the marketing team of a cultural organisation in Paris, to participating in ideation with a venture capitalist firm in the United States.

As Stopgap's Marketing & Brand Executive, Ellie has taken on a variety of responsibilities within the team including the delivery of all communications across various channels, project management of Stopgap's digital transformation efforts, coordination of events & sponsorships, management of Stopgap's external suppliers & leading Stopgap's 2018 re-brand roll-out in Australia.

She is passionate about helping others and making sure that our clients & candidates also receive the best possible recruitment experience.

The Fun Bit

When I was little I wanted to be…

A helicopter pilot-  my parents never knew where this fascination came from, and looking back neither do I! 

My first ever job was…

Being a mother's helper at an all boys summer camp on a lake in Canada. For most 16 year old girls this would be a dream job, however I was stuck nannying twin 4 year old boys! 

The most daring thing I’ve ever done is…

Deciding to stay in Australia permanently, also one of the best things I've ever done!

In my spare time you can find me…

Checking out new food haunts in Sydney, attending local arts & cultural events and hanging at my local beach in Maroubra... surfs up.  

The brand I am most passionate about is… 

Molson Canadian, their beer advertisements shoot down stereotypes hilariously and truly encapsulate the national Canadian identity. 

Thanks so very much again - I'm so excited about the role and opportunity! The experience of working with the whole Stopgap team is fantastic and extremely positive, I've never met such a personalised attitude from a recruitment agency.

Thanks so so much again :)



Irina Fedstenko

"Hilary and Ellie have been fantastic and one of the best (if not the best) recruiters I have dealt with. Job hunting can be very daunting and confronting - making candidates feel comfortable and being helpful is a small but significant gesture. I really appreciate Hilary and Ellie and have no reservations in recommending Stopgap."

Steph Buazon

I sincerely appreciate the time you spent reviewing my resume and recommending ways to achieve. Your advice was very helpful and gave me a new perspective on career opportunities. I know this might sound like a testimonial... but you were really responsive and great in identifying my strengths, passion, and weaknesses. You were also very professional and seem to have a deep knowledge in marketing related roles and the industry.


Ann Chen